Family Room Inspiration Board

Inspiration for a gorgeous neutral family room!

Good morning!  Sorry it’s been so quiet around here lately!  We’ve been super busy getting into a back to school routine, but I promise we have lots of projects lined up to share with you!  One of the projects I’m currently working on is decor for our family room.  I tend to gravitate toward neutral colors and natural fabrics.  I like the way they make a room feel clean, cozy and inviting.  I thought I’d share my family room inspiration board with you, and next week we’ll be back with some DIY projects, some of which were pulled right from this board!

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Cinnamon-Applesauce Pancake Poppers

cinnamon-applesauce pancake poppers.  Healthy, freezer-friendly breakfast idea!

Now that we’re gearing up for back to school, we’ve been trying to come up with ideas for making our morning routine less hectic.  Having healthy, grab and go breakfasts are a must!  I came up with this recipe for cinnamon-applesauce pancake poppers that can be made ahead and frozen.  Just pop a few in the microwave or oven and you have a quick and filling breakfast.  You can dip them in syrup or apple butter, but my kids even like them plain.  They’re packed with healthy ingredients like oats and applesauce to help keep you full until lunchtime.

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Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning.  So much better than prepackaged, and simple to make!!

A couple years ago, we started cleaning up our pantry and paying more attention to the ingredients in our food.  Don’t get me wrong, we still eat junk food on occasion, but in general I like to keep processed foods and chemicals to a minimum.  One of the first things in my kitchen to go was the prepackaged spice packets.  I have to admit I was a bit intimidated to create my own spice mixes in the beginning, but now that I’ve tried it I’ll never go back to store bought packets!

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